Kiwi golf sensation Steven Alker, fresh from a breakout year on the 50-and-over Champions Tour, headlines the field for February 26’s
inaugural Lake Tewa Pro-Am Invitational at Queenstown’s Jack’s Point.
Alker, who’s been coached by Jack’s Point golf GM John Griffin on and off for almost 40 years, won the United States tour’s Charles Schwab Cup last year after securing four wins and 18 top-10 finishes.
Also playing at the pro-am, in the lead-up week to the New Zealand Open at Arrowtown’s Millbrook, are a NZ Open winner, Michael Hendry,
and an Australian Open winner, Peter Fowler.
Dean Franklin, developer of Jack’s Point’s Lake Tewa precinct, has put up a $50,000 prize purse for the pro-am, which’ll feature 30 teams comprising one pro and three amateurs.
Alongside the tournament there’ll be a ‘summer lawn party’ with a big screen showing the golf and entertainment from top Kiwi jazz muso Nathan Haines and his DJ wife, Jaimie Webster Haines.